|The Coffee House - Forum - Mark Cohen|
Common Cause president and CEO Chellie Pingree discusses the excessive role of money and private fundraising in American politics and her organization's efforts to clean this up.
Keywords: politics; money; elections
|coffeehouse_Chris_Van_Hollen_128 - Mark Cohen|
While public attention is focused on the presidential race, the political parties and independent advocacy groups â 527s â are gearing up for a battle over control of Congress. The Democrats reclaimed control of both chambers in 2006 and hope to build on their margin in 2008. We chat with the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD 8th Dist.), about his partyâs prospects in November...
Keywords: Congress: House of Representatives; elections
|coffeehouse_134_Mike_Podhorzer - Mark Cohen|
"Joe the Plumber" represented blue-collar America in John McCain's and the media's depiction of the 2008 electorate. But Mike Podhorzer, deputy political director of the AFL-CIO has crunched the numbers and, it seems, the unionized working class voted overwhelmingly for Obama-Biden. We'll hear organized labor's made the case for the Democratic ticket. (Host: Fred Feinstein)
Keywords: labor; politics; 2008 elections; Obama
|coffeehouse_OBB_128 - Mark Cohen|
Billboard for the April 2008 edition of THE COFFEE HOUSE: While public attention is focused on the presidential race, the political parties and independent advocacy groups â 527s â are gearing up for a battle over control of Congress. The Democrats reclaimed control of both chambers in 2006 and hope to build on their margin in 2008. We chat with the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep...
Keywords: politics; elections; greenwashing; Nationals Park; poetry; music; photography
|The Coffee House - Forum - m|
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md) discusses the Democrats' prospects for winning back the House and Senate and what this change would mean.
Keywords: Democrats; Congress; hearings; elections
|The Coffee House- WorkLife - Mark Cohen|
Although its efforts fell short of electing John Kerry, organized labor succeeded in mobilizing its members to vote in numbers disproportionate to non-union voters, according to David Boundy, AFL-CIO Deputy Political Director.
Keywords: labor; elections; politics
|The Coffee House - October 2006 - Mark Cohen|
(1) Interview with Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) about the National Intelligence Estimate, interrogation of terrorism suspects, and the prospects for a change in which party controls Congress in November. (2) Pulitzer nominee Edwin Black on his explosive, new investigative book, INTERNAL COMBUSTION, detailing the scandalous history of how gasoline-motored cars displaced electric cars a century ago. (3) Word/Dance/Theater founder and president Cynthia Word on rethinking Isadora Duncan and modern d...
Keywords: politics; Congress; elections; automobile; gasoline; electric cars; dance; modern